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Apple to Release MacBook Air with USB-C This Year
Even though first rumors about possible MacBook Air refresh in 2016 appeared on the Internet in June, there haven’t been any updates on the issue since that time. Today, however, a new report has been shared by usually-reliable Taiwanese website DigiTimes suggesting that Apple is still planning to update the MacBook Air lineup and will add a USB Type-C port to the machine. The new standard is becoming more and more popular, so releasing a new MacBook means adding the support for this standard as well.
New iPhone to Get New Home Button - Rumor
According to the latest report from a Japanese website Macotakara, the next-generation iPhone called either the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 6SE will get a brand new flush Home button with integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Today’s report goes in line with previous rumors suggesting that Apple may be planning to get rid of the physical button to improve the reliability of the iPhone.
iPhone 7 Release to Take Place During the Week of September 12th
According to the latest rumor shared by a well-known insider Evan Blass who has been correct in the past, the release of the rumored iPhone 7 and its larger sibling called the iPhone 7 Plus or Pro will take place during the week of September 12th. It is currently unclear whether Blass refers to the date of Apple’s media event devoted to new handsets or the date of their availability for customers in the USA and other countries of launch. Anyway, the information goes in line with previous rumors and reports from reliable insiders.
Apple Won’t Release Lightning EarPods with iPhone 7 - Report
According to the latest report from Deutsche Bank researchers, alongside the iPhone 7 Apple will ship a Lightning to 3.5mm jack adapter to make older EarPods compatible with the new smartphone. What this means is that the company will not release a brand new pair of headphones for the next-generation iPhone.
Apple Car to Be Released in 2021, Not in 2020 - Rumor
According to the latest report from The Information, the launch of the widely-rumored electric vehicle designed and manufactured by Apple may take place in 2021. Earlier this year, rumors appeared on the Internet suggesting the company was planning to start selling its car in 2020. However, when Steve Zadesky, a key figure in the development of the vehicle, left the company in January, Apple faced some difficulties that moved the release date one year ahead.
New Public Betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra Are Out
Apple has released the second public beta of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra to those users who have a valid public tester account. If you have a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for iOS 10 and Mac computer for macOS Sierra, you can sign up for Apple’s public beta testing program and try out the new software right now.
9.3% of Current U.S. iPhone Owners Are Planning to Switch to iPhone 7
According to the results of the poll conducted among the U.S. customers, only 9.3% of current iPhone users are planning to upgrade to the newer iPhone 7 this year. The reason for such poor results is connected with rumors suggesting the iPhone 7 lineup will largely resemble the iPhone 6s lineup externally. If Apple changes the design of the iPhone in 2016, 25.2% of current users may upgrade.
Evan Blass Reveals Two iPhone 7 Codenames
A well-known insider Evan Blass has recently revealed the codenames of two upcoming iPhone models. The presence of two codenames may mean that Apple is planning to release the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and only one larger 5.5-inch model called either iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 Pro. In case you don’t know, recent leaks and reports from suppliers indicated that in September we may see three smartphone versions, namely, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and a brand new model with dual camera and Smart Connector called the iPhone 7 Pro.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, so I guess it's time to discuss the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with the next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus or Pro. A number of images and even videos that appeared on the Internet earlier this week have shown the design of the new handset. Apart from that, as the release date comes closer, more rumors about the hardware used in the iPhone 7 surface on the Net.
Leaked iPhone 7 Back Panel Shown in Video
Yet another leaked iPhone 7 part has recently appeared on the Internet. According to a video that was originally shared on the Chinese social network Weibo and then posted to YouTube, the upcoming smartphone will indeed lack the headphone jack. In line with previous leaks and rumors from reliable insiders, the clip reveals two speakers at the bottom for better sound quality as well as larger camera cutout for improved photo sensor.
Manufacturing Molds Show Purported iPhone 7 Colors
New image showing how the next-generation iPhone 7 may look like in Silver, Gold, Space Gray and Rose Gold has been posted on the Internet earlier today. The photo depicting the back panels in the aforementioned colors has been shared by an Apple news website macitynet.it. To be honest, the rear shells highlighted below are pretty similar to all previous leaks. They give us a look at the redesigned antenna bands and a new larger rear camera cutout. Unfortunately, from this angle we can’t see whether there is a headphone jack embedded into the parts.
Small Texas Firm Accuses Apple of Using Its Battery Technologies
A firm called Somaltus, LLC has accused Apple of infringing on its 2010 patent describing advanced battery technologies. Somaltus is the same firm that filed identical lawsuits against other major vendors, namely, Samsung, Sony, Asus, Lenovo, and Toshiba.
Here’s How New Lightning EarPods May Look Like [Images]
A couple of new photos have recently appeared on the Chinese social network Weibo. The images depict the rumored EarPods with a Lightning connector instead of the standard headphone jack used in the iPhone 6s and earlier models. In case you don’t know, Apple is expected to ditch the 3.5 port in favour of using the multi-purpose Lightning port in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
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New iPhone 7 Plus Images Show Smart Connector, Dual Camera and New Antenna Bands
New interesting and rather controversial images have been posted online by the French website Nowhereelse.fr earlier today. The photos show the back panel from the alleged iPhone 7 Plus or Pro that features something similar to the cutouts for the Smart Connector. Apart from that, one can see an opening for the rumored dual lens camera and new antenna bands. In general, the leaked panel is similar to the iPhone 7 rear shells we have seen before, but is obviously larger. Whether the panel features a headphone jack is unknown, but possibly not.
Mac Shipments Continue to Decline - IDC Report
According to the latest report from IDC, Apple’s computer shipments decreased in the second quarter of 2015. Due to this fact, the company has fallen to the fifth place in the ranking of worldwide PC shipments. Apple’s market share is now equal to 7.1%, down from 7.4% one year ago, and the number of Macs sold to customers worldwide accounted for 4,42 million units, down from 4,82 million units in 2015. The global PC market also experienced a decline of 4.5%. The shipments were equal to 64 million units.